the genus asplenium contains about 700 species and some of them are called bird’s nest fern. the most famous species asplenium nidus is a very popular houseplant. it can produce leaves up to 1 m in length.
the bird’s nest fern can be placed from bright to full shade, without direct sunlight. but it’s doing best in bright to light shade.
asplenium nidus can be planted in a good regular potting soil or a mix between humus, gritty and some sand (3:1:1).
keep the soil evenly moist but not wet, sitting in water can cause root rot. also avoid a complete dry out.
a half concentrated water soluble fertilizer can be given monthly.
the bird’s nest fern likes it warm throughout the year with a winter minimum of 15 °c (59 °f). it loves to be sprayed over with water regularly. to keep its leaves free from dust, a weekly shower can be given.
Video: Asplenium nidus – Bird’s-Nest Fern, Nestfarn